Steve Kline Ages of Rock
1935: Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam & Dave is born in Miami. A church-reared gospel singer, Sam meets fellow gospel vocalist Dave Prater in Miami in 1961. They perform together during an amateur night at the King of Hearts nightclub and win recording contracts with the Alston and Roulette labels. In 1964, Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records catches their act and they’re soon churning out hits for Memphis-based Stax Records.
1970: Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ, Superstar debuts on Broadway.